Mar 5th 2018

Monique Haley presents “Encounter: Nurturing Embodiment Through Ritual and Community”
Monique Haley
Lizzie MacKenzie
Maura Naughton
Sarah Mills
Sinclair Davis
the Students of the Western Michigan University Department of Dance

Encounter: Nurturing Embodiment Through Ritual and Community/ An Interpretation of African Diasporic Ethos and Cultural Values in Contemporary Jazz Dance — A performance experience by former Chicago dancer/current teaching artist and choreographer Monique Haley, investigating the relationship of how dance supports the ritual and spirit of community in the African culture. Based on Haley’s graduate research surrounding a studio jazz practice that utilizes a framework of African Diasporic Ethos and cultural values. Encounter aims to build an internal connectivity and a strong self-identity in the physical body. Featuring professional Chicago-based dance artists and Western Michigan University dance students. Audiences can expect an interactive environment and a short post-show Q & A.

$10 – $25

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